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Soil Respiration Database (SRDB) v4.0

Soil Respiration Database Version 4 global map

Locations of Soil Respiration Database Version 4 observations, colored by biome. Map produced by the companion SRDBv4.R script.

A Global Database of Soil Respiration Data, Version 4.0

Version 4 of the Soil Respiration Database (SRDB) is the compilation of 1,458 published studies conducted between 1961 and 2016, and each study reports at least one of the following data measured in the field: annual soil respiration, mean seasonal soil respiration, a seasonal or annual partitioning of soil respiration into its source fluxes, soil respiration temperature response (Q10), or soil respiration at 10 degrees C. A script written in R is also included and it contains functions for error-checking and mapping of study locations. The SRDB's orientation is thus to seasonal and annual fluxes, not shorter-term or chamber-specific measurements, and the database is dominated by temperate, well-drained forest measurement locations.

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Data Citation: Bond-Lamberty, B.P., and A.M. Thomson. 2018. A Global Database of Soil Respiration Data, Version 4.0. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1578
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